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Influence of Rainfall on Insecticide Efficacy

🕔13:29, 2.Jun 2014

Every year at some point during the season we seem to hit a rainy spell where it seems to rain at some point every day and we have showers widely scattered across the state. It started raining last Wednesday and we have had some rain everyday since then and it is currently raining in Stoneville right now (Monday morning). With that, the questions start about how long you need to spray before a rain to get acceptable control.

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Southern Blight and Sweetpotato Plant Beds

Southern Blight and Sweetpotato Plant Beds

🕔11:47, 23.Apr 2014

Warm April weather in North Mississippi provides great growing conditions for sweetpotato plant beds. A few days near the 80s will have sweetpotato shoots pushing up the black plastic mulch that has been covering them since March. However, warm and

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“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

“Bee Aware” Flags Ready for Distribution

🕔08:39, 26.Mar 2014

Recently several groups in Mississippi came together and developed then adopted a set of Cooperative Standards for row crop farmers and beekeepers in an effort to increase awareness of pollinator’s and create an environment where each could coexist while minimizing any

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Sweetpotatoes and Scurf

Sweetpotatoes and Scurf

🕔11:33, 21.Oct 2013

Each year some sweetpotato scurf or “soil-stain” is reported.  However, this year it would appear that the disease has been more prevalent than normal in some fields.  Scurf is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus, Monilochaetes infuscans, and results in darkened,

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Joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS Annual Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

🕔11:29, 16.Oct 2013

The 3rd annual joint MEA/MAPPAN/MWSS annual meeting will be held next week at the Bost Extension Building in Starkville, MS next week.  The dates of the meeting are Monday and Tuesday October 21-22.  We have a very informative and exciting

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“Why are there red potatoes in my field?”

“Why are there red potatoes in my field?”

🕔12:03, 7.Oct 2013

Last week’s harvest saw reports of “red potatoes” appearing in sweetpotato fields.  There was speculation that the light-orange-skinned ‘Beauregard’ had altered its genetic make-up to the point that it had changed its skin color at multiple locations within the same

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Sugarcane Beetle Reported in Sweetpotato.

Sugarcane Beetle Reported in Sweetpotato.

🕔14:24, 27.Sep 2013

This week marked the first reported appearances of sugarcane beetles in sweetpotato fields in Mississippi for the 2013 growing season.  The sugarcane beetle is a relatively new pest of sweetpotato in Mississippi.  However, in recent years, heavy sugarcane beetle populations

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A Critical Look at Sweetpotato Yield

A Critical Look at Sweetpotato Yield

🕔14:45, 6.Sep 2013

Yields for most Mississippi sweetpotato growers are anticipated to be on par with expectations.  However, growers not content with their yields should take a critical look at the vines that ride up the front of the digger- each one tells

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Imazapic/Cadre Carryover Symptoms in Sweetpotato

Imazapic/Cadre Carryover Symptoms in Sweetpotato

🕔12:51, 23.Aug 2013

Cadre (active ingredient= imazapic) is an ALS-inhibiting herbicide registered for use in peanut.  The persistence of the herbicide, which has an average half-life of 120 days, requires growers pay particular attention to the herbicide’s rotational restrictions.  Fortunately, Cadre carryover injury

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Mississippi Sweetpotato Field Day Scheduled for Tomorrow- August 22nd

Mississippi Sweetpotato Field Day Scheduled for Tomorrow- August 22nd

🕔09:59, 21.Aug 2013

PONTOTOC – Sweetpotato growers, crop consultants and other agricultural professionals can learn about recent weed, insect and disease control research during an upcoming field day. Researchers and specialists with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry

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Command Injury Symptoms Reemerge in Sweetpotato Fields

Command Injury Symptoms Reemerge in Sweetpotato Fields

🕔16:29, 16.Aug 2013

Earlier this week I received a photo via text.  The photo showed white-leafed cocklebur plants in a sweetpotato field in Chickasaw County.  The sender was curious as to what would cause this. Command (active ingredient: clomazone) is the most frequently

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